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Grateful Dead Live at Warfield Theater on 1983-03-29


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, Bird Song, Little Red Rooster, Ramble On Rose, It's All Over Now, Candyman, My Brother Esau, Big Railroad Blues-> Greatest Story Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower-> Estimated Prophet-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Johnny B. Goode, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Warfield Theater
Location San Francisco, CA

Source AUD>MC>CDR Paul Hogan, 1st row behind SBD, Senn 441’s>Sony D-6


Notes

AUD>MC>CDR Paul Hogan, 1st row behind SBD, Senn 441Âs>Sony D-6; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Ernie Dodd

Reviews

Reviewer: Sarvesh - - September 1, 2008
Subject: Just like a Swiss watch...
I was in the little overhanging balcony stage left for this show, I was looking just about straight down on the band. It sounded great to me! I saw every show of '83 up to that point and the rest of these Warfield shows, this one seemed the best to date...better would come later as '83 was a banner year for sure! I saw over 50 shows that year and still this one sticks out as a real good time.

The recording sounds decent for a AUD recording at the warfield, there is usually a lot of audience noise in a small place like that, plus the main balcony is kind of tight leading to that closed in sound on AUD tapes.

God Bless the Grateful Dead!
Reviewer: Darrylizer - - May 25, 2008
Subject: Good show made worse by lousy mix
Not a bad aud recording and a pretty good show. My problems lie with the PA mix, ie what the audience heard. The vocals are WAY too loud and Garcia and Weir's guitars are both way too quiet. Who was the soundman? The audience sounds like they're having a blast tho.
Reviewer: Swinehead - - March 29, 2008
Subject: Who's Complaining???
I know the sound ain't grand, but heck - I'm just so pleased I am able to listen to an 80's show from Warfield.

On my little Toshiba laptop built-in speakers, no one's going to notice the difference and I can rock around my kitchen till the Cows Come Home to the Palace, or in this case, until they bring the Warfield Walls Tumblin' Down!

Thank you poster!

Chicago Mike in London
Reviewer: jedideadhead - - March 20, 2007
Subject: Thats crazy.
The sound has a nice live sound to it. Iam listening to Ramble and its nice. I love the 80's also esp. 83,84 and 85. Iam one of those that would defend a Roanoke 84 over some 70's stuff. Warfield 1983- oh my, what a time that must of been.
Reviewer: DandyBear - - July 6, 2006
Subject: Sounds like a good show
I listened to most of the show its a keeper except for the poor quality of the recording. Wait for another source to become available or use it for a filler. Too bad.
Reviewer: smgarcia - - June 26, 2006
Subject: Decent
This is a decent AUD. Average at best. There is a persistent, low level amount of clapping. Plus the sound rings around the venue before being collected into the microphones.

Listen to the introduction of Help in the second set. Kind of gets you excited. The first set is not the most interesting 1st setters ever. But the second set is chock full of great songs. I would love to get an SBD of this show. A likely keeper.

Sound quality is average, or maybe slightly below average.
Reviewer: KindRainbowBrother - - August 26, 2005
Subject: I love this show
I have always been a fan of the eighties and this show in particular. Spring of 90 has great moments and pristine boards - May of 77 has plenty of devotees. I never understand why comparing eras of the dead is necessarily qualitative. It's like saying Monet's talent went downhill in the the last years of his life. Where am I going with this. I like the sound and vibe of the dead playing in venues like the Warfield. The playing is energetic and the Garcia-Mydland interplay on Birdsong exemplary. I love the Used to Love her, Jack Straw and Esau from this show. Nothing extraordinary, just fun to listen to. The Help-> Slip-> Franklins is great and I love how it just melts into Estimated. Anway - if you like 83 this is good one but the recording is a bit muddy. If you like to gripe about how uninspired Garcia was from June of 1977 to December 1989, then go put on Cornell and leave this one alone.
Reviewer: KindRainbowBrother - - August 26, 2005
Subject: I love this show
I have always been a fan of the eighties and this show in particular. Spring of 90 has great moments and pristine boards - May of 77 has plenty of devotees. I never understand why comparing eras of the dead is necessarily qualitative. It's like saying Monet's talent went downhill in the the last years of his life. Where am I going with this. I like the sound and vibe of the dead playing in venues like the Warfield. The playing is energetic and the Garcia-Mydland interplay on Birdsong exemplary. I love the Used to Love her, Jack Straw and Esau from this show. Nothing extraordinary, just fun to listen to. The Help-> Slip-> Franklins is great and I love how it just melts into Estimated. Anway - if you like 83 this is good one but the recording is a bit muddy. If you like to gripe about how uninspired Garcia was from June of 1977 to December 1989, then go put on Cornell and leave this one alone.
Reviewer: Coz-in-Cali - - March 5, 2005
Subject: Help-Slip-Frank Me Baby !
I was crusin' thru the dead base reading reviews in a search of another worthy show from '83 to download, and I came upon Mike Dolgushkin's piece on this show. Looked good on paper, so I gave it a spin...... THANK'S Mike ! I had hoped to find a soundboard of the show, but this AUD recording really captures the feeling of being in the house that night. Very nice indeed, a must have if you don't already have it. Although it had been over five years since we were graced with a Help-Slip-Franklins when they busted it out at the Terraces on the 25th, it definately hadn't gathered any moss. They came out and opened the second set with it and came out with an attitude! What a way to start a run, and they carried it right into Estimated , a very nice,loose rendition , slip-sliding around until it eventually morphed into drums....... need I say more ? If you don't have this one, it's more than worth your time to download it .....Bon Appettite ! OK, a PS here, I listened to the second set first, as the first set is now blasting out of my speakers, I'm even more impressed ! The Jack Straw-Bird Song opener is insane. Talk about coming out with an attitude, it's more like a Stranger-Franklins opener, that kind of energy ! GET THIS SHOW , NOW !!!!!!!!!
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